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Press release

Brussels, 30 January 2014

Business Climate Indicator virtually unchanged in January

In January 2014 the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area remained virtually unchanged at +0.19. Managers' production expectations, their appraisal of the past production and their assessment of the level of both overall and export order books remained broadly unchanged. The level of the stocks of finished products was assessed more negatively.

The BCI is based on a factor analysis of the euro area aggregate balances (seasonally adjusted) of five of the monthly questions in the industry survey (only employment and selling-price expectations are excluded).

The next BCI results are due to be published on 27 February 2014.

Full details of the Business Climate Indicator are available on the Europa website:

http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/db_indicators/surveys/index_en.htm

Scheduled publication dates

Flash estimate

Final release EU, euro area and Member States

February 2014

20 February 2014

27 February 2014

March 2014

21 March 2014

28 March 2014

April 2014

22 April 2014

29 April 2014

Contacts :

Simon O'Connor (+32 2 296 73 59)

Audrey Augier (+32 2 297 16 07)

Vandna Kalia (+32 2 299 58 24)

For the public: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 or by e­mail


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